Rocket Round Leicester – Farewell Weekend and Auction

The Rocket Round Leicester trail is coming to an end, so if you haven’t had the chance to find all 40 giant Rockets and Junior Jets, you’ll have one final chance to see them and say goodbye before each rocket is auction to raise funds for LOROS.

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Farewell Weekend

Across the weekend of Saturday 9 – Sunday 10 October, all of your favourite sculptures will come together for the final time at a special Farewell Weekend, sponsored by University of Leicester. The stellar fleet of spectacular Rockets will be on display at the National Space Centre, before being auctioned off to raise money for LOROS Hospice.

Taking place during national Hospice Care Week, all proceeds will go towards event organisers, LOROS Hospice to support them in caring for 2,500 terminally ill patients and their families across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland each year.

Join LOROS Hospice in sending off the sculptures in style; unlock any missed rewards on the app, snap the perfect selfie and take home a piece of the trail by purchasing from the merchandise on sale. There will be entertainment and refreshments, making for an out-of-this-world family weekend!

Tickets cost just £5 each or £18 for a family ticket of four- under twos go free. Book online here.


The star-studded Live Auction takes place on Wednesday 13 October 2021 at the National Space Centre, Leicester. This VIP event will be the much-anticipated grand finale to our Rocket Round Leicester Trail whereby our incredible giant rocket sculptures will be auctioned off by Celebrity Auctioneer Charles Hanson to find their forever home.  

Tickets are limited due to venue capacity, and therefore we will be prioritising places for those intending to bid to ensure that everyone who wants to be in with a chance of taking home a rocket sculpture can do so. Anyone can apply for tickets to the LIVE event online here.

Pre-bidding is already available online, so if you’d rather bid in private or ahead of time then you’re in luck as our online auction will allow you to bid from the comfort of your own home. The entire auction will be streamed live on the night so that no matter where you are you can still be part of the action and excitement of the Rocket Round Leicester grand finale.

Posted on Friday 24th September 2021

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